10 Best Cars for Winter Weather
If you're in need of a better winter-weather vehicle, you'll want to check out the list Consumer Reports recently put together of deals currently available on the best used vehicles capable of handling snow, sleet, and ice with ease.
Savings of as much as 47% are possible off of the original MSRP on vehicles such as the 2011 Lincoln MKZ, 2011 Acura TL, 2011 Toyota Tundra, and 2011 Toyota RAV4.
For the best price possible, make sure to use TrueCar No Haggle and Edmunds Price Promise.
|Vehicle||Avg. Dealer Sales Price||MSRP When New||% Savings Off Original MSRP|
|2011 Mitsubishi Outlander SE AWD (4-cyl.)||$15,825||$24,495||35%|
|2011 Toyota Tundra 4WD Base, Regular Cab||$18,275||$29,130||37%|
|2012 Ford Fusion SEL AWD V6||$18,300||$28,760||36%|
|2011 Toyota RAV4 AWD V6 Base||$18,400||$25,460||28%|
|2011 Lincoln MKZ Base AWD||$19,325||$36,220||47%|
|2011 Honda Accord Crosstour EX-L AWD||$19,625||$34,140||43%|
|2011 Honda Pilot LX AWD||$20,525||$29,645||31%|
|2011 Mercedes-Benz C300 AWD Luxury||$22,500||$37,910||41%|
|2011 Acura TL SH-AWD (w/ Tech Package)||$25,700||$42,858||40%|
|2011 Acura MDX AWD Advance||$32,700||$52,205||37%|
My Recommendation for Car ShoppersTrueCar, Edmunds, and 1-800 Car Show are the quickest way to see the lowest car prices in your area. These sites show you no-haggle prices from dealers closest to you - and the deals are usually really good. This should be the first step you take when negotiating your car price. Follow this up with my checklist to make sure you squeeze out every last bit of savings.
California Residents - Important:There is a new online car buying service called Roadster, available only to California residents, which I highly recommend you try - especially if you hate the stress of haggling with a car salesman. They provide an expert concierge who negotiates the price of the car and delivers it to your home with zero hassle - you never have to interact with a dealership. Here is my in-depth review of Roadster and why I recommend it.
- Gregg Fidan
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About: Gregg Fidan
Gregg Fidan + is the founder of RealCarTips. After being ripped off on his first car purchase, he devoted several years to figuring out the best ways to avoid scams and negotiate the best car deals. He has written hundreds of articles on the subject of car buying and taught thousands of car shoppers how to get the best deals.
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